Barn fire leads to telephone disruption

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Long-distance telephone service was knocked out
for more than eight hours across parts of the region Wednesday after a
barn fire burned a telephone cable.

The barn 15 miles north of Madisonville caught fire about 4 a.m. CDT, and
the flames severed a nearby cable owned by Kentucky Data Link that carries
AT&T calls, said AT&T spokesman Dave Johnson of Bedminster, N.J.